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Standing On The Line - Karol XVII & MB Valence's Remix Out!

Postby Newsperson » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:37 pm


It's time to celebrate the coming of the new year with a brilliant release from Mika Olson. His latest single "Standing On The Line" is composed of two versions of the title track: an original mix and a remix from the duo Karol XVII & MB Valence.

Mika grew up in a profoundly musical household, his parents being professional musicians who put him into classical piano and jazz guitar lessons from the moment he had enough motor control in his hands to hold a guitar pick. The first record he bought was a now-out-of-print EP of Parliament Funkadelic covering Kraftwerk's "Calculator". Mika's musical style reflects his eclectic influences from high-modernist integral surrealism to jazz-funk fusion to Armenian epic poetry to 80s hair metal all distilled down to pure, crystalline house. In 2008, he went "minimal" after seeing the haircut maestro Richie Hawtin blow away Leicester's Love Parade by playing the same record for 4 hours using a total of 3 laptops (all MacBooks Pros of them). Now that "mnml" is not cool any more, he has decided to return to his house roots. His current sets promise to take you on a journey from inside your head, out past your ears and in through your nose. He has played all over the world including Dubai (at the 9 star Hotel Al-Makatomn), Hong Kong (launching his conceptual "one man headphone disco" project in the departure lounge of Chek Lap Kok Airport), Southampton's "Dog and Feathers" and even in Tenerife (at a corporate gig for Dulux marketing executives). Mika always whips the crowd up into a frenzy. This is regarded as the “bottom line” for promoters who are looking for a DJ to book; the biographical information might help sell the event, but the promoter wants a guarantee that the DJ will create the sort of excitement that drives up drink sales and builds the club's reputation. Mika is certainly the right man to do the job and with his talent he is likely to get very far in this business.

Karol XVII & MB Valence, who have been present on the market for over 10 years now, are appreciated worldwide for compositions, remixes, DJ sets and the technical quality of their productions. They were announced as the best Polish DJs of 2008 by DJ MAG. Also, they got nominated for The Beatport Music Awards 2010 as Best Deep House Artist besides the likes of Gorge, Milton Jackson, Jimpster and Nick Curly. The duo are actually founders of Loco Records - the label which appeared in the Top 10 of Beatport's Best of 2010 Deep House charts with three of its productions. Karol XVII & MB Valence have been constantly supported by the top artists in this industry, e.g.: Hernan Cattaneo, Ben Watt, John Digweed, Nick Warren, Groove Armada, Trentemoller, X-Press 2, Osunlade, Aki Bergen, The Timewriter, Richie Hawtin, Mousse T., DJ Sneak, Roger Sanchez, Brothers? Vibe, Alex Niggemann, Pezzner, Jon Cutler, Chris Lattner, Gorge, DJ Chus, Eelke Kleijn, Neil Quigley, Loko or Franck Roger. Creators of sounds appearing on such labels as I Records, Neurotraxx or their own Loco Records. Involved in cooperation with the following producers recognized throughout the world: Shur-I-Kan, Pezzner, Aki Bergen, Kevin Yost, Milton Jackson, Robert Owens, The Timewriter, Gorge, Florian Kruse, Nils Nuernberg, Miguel Migs or Mateo & Matos. Included in DJ sets, radio playlists, compilations, reviews, interviews and features in various music magazines. Getting constant support from the likes of Maceo Plex, Nick Curly, Tom Middleton, Steve Bug, Jimpster, Oliver Koletzki, Moodymanc, Satoshi Tomiie, Hector Romero, Ralf Kollmann, DJ Sneak, Neil Quigley, Mark Knight, Funk D'Void, Eelke Kleijn, Tom Budden, Noir, Dubfire, Brothers' Vibe, The Timewriter, Laurent Garnier, Leigh Morgan, Franck Roger, Catz n Dogz, Sasse, Darius Syrossian, Marcin Czubala, Hideo Kobayashi, Osunlade, Franck Roger, Roger Sanchez, Chopstick & Johnjon, James Teej, John Digweed, Eelke Kleijn, Aki Bergen, Shur-I-Kan, Kevin Yost, Gorge, Fred Everything, Estroe, Edu Imbernon, Paul Van Dyk, Oliver Smith, Pan-Pot, Jose Padilla, James Jackson, Kolombo.

The release is now available on Traxsource.

Below, there is some selected feedback:

Luna City Express - the original for me!! very nice work" thanks;-)
Spirit Catcher - Great track, nice job !!
Moodymanc - nice remix...
The Timewriter - What an excellent release yet again here on loco. Loving both mixes and will play them for sure. Full support.Thanks
Mousse T - nice 1
DJ Pippi - The Original Mix
Miguel Migs [Salted Music] - nice track thanks..
Mihai Popoviciu - will try, thanks!
Jose Padilla – ok
Kellerkind - cool release
Greg Fenton [M8 Mag] - good remix
Lukas Greenberg - support
Dubfire - Downloading for Dubfire, thanks!
M.A.N.D.Y. - thank you for good music!
Nacho Marco - Full support !
Yvel & Tristan - cool release!!
Calin Marian [Tunnel FM] - Greatb Original, but the Karol XVII & MB Valence is real BOMB! Full support.
Giom - Nice tracks
Richie Hawtin - downloaded for r hawtin
Darin Epsilon - Feeling the Original Mix on this one but would have preferred without the vocals.
Michael Fossati [Spirit of House] - Ingenious deepalicious late night gem...
Yves Murasca - lovin the original mix a lot!
Bruno From Ibiza - Beautiful track !!
John P. [] - great ep! full support by west radio! thanks
Bogdan Taran - Wow, this is very very very strong and great song, loving everything - production, vocals, melody. Full support!
Taylor [Overload Radio] - will add to our first light playlist for next week!
Evren Ulusoy - Karol Mb valence coin it for me.thanks!
Farfan Deep - remix is amazing, will play it ! thanks for the good promo ;)
Sezer Uysal - both tracks are good for warming up the things :) thanks
Bobi [Club fm] - Amazing release, with elegant touch, pure deep sound with much excellence. New release of the week at show....
Andy Fransis [Club Life Global] - ... ce-s-remix Love both mixes nice, clean and deep. Great !
Sven Jacobsen - The Remix is awesome, i'll play it a lot
Chris Luzz - really digging the karol xvii & mb valence remix. full support. thanks for sending
Dean Serafini (Jjazproject) - nice work on both versions
Will Sumsuch - Really liking both version here! Thanks as always, and Happy New Year!
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